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how do you secure the end of the forearm where it butts up against the receiver blank? my amd65 forearm looked like it had some kind of rail or bracket inside it on both sides.just fitting them togather without locking the camlock or clamping the receiver. the fore arm seems loose[it wil move up and down a very little bit] how do you stabilize it or attach it to the receiver to make it solid? thanks
 

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The 2 little tabs that stick out the back of the metal handguard should function like the rectangular block on a standard AK lower handguard. The tabs should fit between the trunnion and the bottom of the receiver to keep the handguard in place.

If it's still loose, you could make a block of hardwood to fit between the tabs. Drill a couple holes in each tab and pin the block in place Trim and sand the block until it give you the desired fit. Paint it black to make it inconspicuous.

I loathe to say the name "JBWeld"... But since it's not structural, you could use some of the stuff to fill in the gap between the trunnion and receiver bottom on the sides. File away the epoxy until the handguard fits tight.

If the rifle isn't finished yet, don't worry about the fit of the handguards until it's actually time to fit them. When everything is riveted (or screwed/welded) things should tighten up.
 

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tabs?

I was afraid of that. mine doesn't have any tabs sticking out.they have been cut off. CRAP!!!! where can I buy a forearm. thanks
 

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Woooa! They're gone? I've noticed on a few of mine that they've gotten attacked by the infamous saw on the edges, but not cut all the way off. Where did you buy it from? If it was a Tapco kit, I have had great results with them helping to replace parts that are broke, rusted, or missing. Tony has always been very very very helpful with me.
 

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If you have access to a welder you can tack new pieces of metal on both sides and fit it to your receiver. I have had to do this on almost all my builds because my homemade receivers are so much thicker than stock. I have a few extra shields that I don't need. If you want, send me yours and I will repair it and I will send you a good one that I have. ak'sr4me
 
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